Ep. 1171: Where cyber has a new meaning Video
On today's show we honor Leslie Nielsen and Irvin Kershner, run down Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, re-cap our Thanksgiving meals, and more!
If you're cursing yourself for sleeping through Black Friday, you can still indulge your inner cheapskate today on Cyber Monday! No, it's not what you're thinking, dirty birdy--Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving when all the vendors come together to tempt you with online deals and take whatever coins are left in your bank account.
CNET's Laptop and Tablet Editor Scott Stein fills in for Wilson today and chats with us about Black Friday madness, the Muppets movie, and Cyber Monday deals!
The Monday after Thanksgiving, better known as "Cyber Monday," is expected to be the most popular shopping day of the year, beating out the traditional Black Friday. According to AmEx, 55 percent of consumers plan to shop online that day versus the 52 percent who will actually go to the stores. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi brings us some tips on navigating the online deals.
The Bubble Boy gets released from quarantine and joins us back on today's episode of The 404, where we're chatting about Dish Network grabbing Blockbuster for $228 million, a Canadian service that could mean the end of missed packages, a girl that can't closer her mouth, and the end of one of our favorite TV shows: 30 Rock.
Bridget Carey fills in for our Black Friday and Cyber Monday wrap up. We'll also talk about Walmart's most popular Black Friday item, Amazon's plan to launch drones for 30-minute package delivery, and a social network to help you get to know your neighbors!
On today's show, we rush you along so we can go watch the San Francisco Giants ticker-tape parade. But in actual tech news, Silicon Valley fails to take over California politics, Google's really sorry about the whole Buzz thing, but not in a "pay you" kind of way, and if you're a Rangers fan, we now have the technology to erase that painful memory from your brain. --Molly
Today we're exploring the trend of digital vigilantes (AKA digilantes) taking to the Internet for crowdsourced criminal identification and cyber justice. The most recent example is the hacker collective known as Anonymous's recent YouTube video threatening to take down Facebook on November 5th, otherwise known as Guy Fawkes Day.
We asked CNN technology writer Mark Milian to come into the studio today to wrap up the last show of the year, and he surprises us with Peter Ha from The Daily in tow! Our two favorite guests join us for a discussion about the tech trends of 2011 ("hacking," privacy, mobile OS wars, Tumblr, and Reddit), and we'll also take a look at Mark's new book, Letters to Steve: Inside the E-Mail Inbox of Apple's Steve Jobs.
CNET loves Pi Day and anything else that celebrates nerdiness, and today's featured flavor is apple. Join us on today's episode as we take a closer look at the Apple iPad 2!